Yale Comes From Behind To Defeat Gymnastics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team led after two rotations, but strong performances by Yale on the beam and floor helped the Bulldogs defeat the Quakers, 187.675 to 187.075, Saturday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The Quakers (2-2) led by 1.175 points after two rotations, but Yale (1-2) stormed back to capture the dual-meet victory.

"It was a tight meet all the way through," said Head Coach Tom Kovic. "We had trouble at the end on balance beam - we had to count two falls."

Penn had solid performances on vault and floor, scoring 47.375 and 46.825, respectively, but fell behind on beam with a 46.200. Freshman Stefanie Navarro highlighted the day with her 9.625 on beam, while seniorEmily Petkun equaled that score on floor. Freshman Kerri Lutfey scored a 9.5 on vault, while sophomore Stephanie Ortiz was the top Quaker on bars with a 9.55.

Yale's Kim So won the all-around with a 37.975. Petkun was the top Quaker in the all-around, earning a 37.075.

Penn returns to competition next Saturday with a dual meet at Rhode Island.